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American Buddhist Perspective

On the Death of a Teacher: A Buddhist Teaching

The early Buddhists texts contain a treasure trove of teachings. I have not read them all, and perhaps never will. For they are like a great set of tools, to be used as needed. One can touch or handle all of them but understand the depths or purpose of none. The Buddha famously gave teachings [Read More...]

Monkey Mind

A Meditation on the Magdalene: Apostle to, and Maybe Even of the Apostles

In pretty much all sacramental Christian churches today, the 22nd of July, is marked out as a feast for Mary Magdalene. Me, I find her pretty much endlessly fascinating. She was arguably the closest of Jesus’ various disciples. According to some sources, admittedly mostly at the fringes of the canonical texts, she is considered his [Read More...]

Bodhisattva Road

All Training Is On The Job

I’ve learned something important since I started leading the Zen group at the Rime Center. I’ve been reading about Zen philosophy and history for a long time. Studying this subject dominates my free time. I don’t know why, but I am one to get really excited about reading a Zen text, even reading the [Read More...]

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Faithfully Religionless: Timber Hawkeye at TEDxHonolulu 2012